THE FUN BOAT RIDE
(a little excerpt I wrote in 2007)
The world was clearly a wonderful place, completely covered in water. The commotion of torrential rain pouring outside the boat rivaled the chaotic zoo that prevailed inside the boat. Zagorba, Ham’s wife, was annoyed, once again. God had designated her with the responsibility of housing for the future generations of civilization a special type of tapeworm. Sure, she didn’t have the disgusting viral infection with lots of pus and sores nor the wicked bacterial concoction that Japeth, her brother had to carry throughout the duration of the boat ride, but tapeworms were not really that pleasant either. After all, how could civilization survive without the glorious tapeworm inside her loins, the gazillions of pesky flies or all the various infections being carefully housed by those on board, graciously spared of God’s wrath? God had planned to lovingly endow future generations with ticks (lyme disease), Anopheles mosquitos (excellent vectors for malaria), tapeworms (starvation)—all of the treats of existence we simply couldn't live without.
Life was clearly a beautiful experience.